United Extending Premier Status, Reducing Requirements

Following Delta’s news of Delta Extending 2020 Medallion Status, United has now announced a similar move, where the airline will be extending 2020 Premier Status for Silver, Gold, Platinum, and 1K Premier members through January 31, 2022. United will also be extending United Club memberships, Economy Plus, United Wi-Fi and checked bags by six months. Additionally, United will…

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Delta Extending Medallion Status, Sky Club Memberships and More

Delta has announced they’ll be extending 2020 Medallion Status for Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallions through January 31, 2022. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic preventing travel across the world. Additionally, Delta will be extending Sky Club memberships, companion certificates, Sky Club guest passes, drink vouchers and more. Delta will be rolling over all Medallion…

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Is Supply Getting Better Amid COVID-19?

Is Supply Getting Better Amid COVID-19? Hope everyone is safe and healthy. We all know that Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on our supplies here in the U.S. For example, Amazon has limited selling certain items to the masses and “prioritized for hospitals and government agencies directly responding to COVID-19 in the U.S.” While this is…

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Flight Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class LHR-JFK

Points Miles & Martinis contributor Nicky shares his thoughts on his flight from London-Heathrow to New York (JFK) in Upper Class. See his outbound flight review of Flight Review: Virgin Atlantic Premium JFK-LHR. This trip took place the end of 2019, as we’ve suspended our recent travel due to COVID-19. In early 2019, Virgin Atlantic debuted the newest version of…

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32 Delta Pilots Tested Positive for COVID-19, Advised Not To Tell Anyone

Delta Air Lines has closed their Aircrew Training Center (DATC) in Atlanta which is used for pilot training, as a result of COVID-19. It’s being reported that some 32 Delta pilots have tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, many others are experiencing symptoms but haven’t been tested yet, so the actual number could be significantly higher.…

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Flight Review: Virgin Atlantic Premium JFK-LHR

Points Miles & Martinis contributor Nicky shares his thoughts on his flight from New York (JFK) to London-Heathrow in the Virgin Atlantic Premium cabin. This trip took place the end of 2019, as we’ve suspended our recent travel due to COVID-19. Last year, Virgin Atlantic debuted updated products for their new flagship aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000.  Premium, the…

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World of Hyatt 2020 Status Extension for All Members

World of Hyatt has announced they’ll be extending 2020 World of Hyatt elite status for all Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist members through February 28, 2022. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic preventing travel across the world. Additionally, Hyatt will be suspending the forfeiture of points though the end of the year, and extending unused…

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Earn Up To 150,000 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, where you can earn up to 150,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles. American Airlines constantly offers promotions when purchasing miles, so I’m not the least surprised to see another one being offered. With this new offer if you wanted to buy 150,000 American AAdvantage miles, meaning you’d…

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Hotel Review: London EDITION

Points Miles & Martinis contributor Nicky shares his thoughts on the London EDITION after a recent visit across the pond. This trip took place the end of 2019, as we’ve suspended our recent travel due to COVID-19. The London EDITION, the third EDITION Hotel, opened in 2013, which was originally the 1908 Berners Hotel.  Located in the…

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Will Delta Medallion Upgrade Policy Change?

Delta Air Lines is considering making significant changes to their Medallion Upgrade policy given the the coronavirus pandemic. The airline has already announced Reduced Inflight Service on All Flights, which includes only bottled water and a snack onboard, as well as closing most Delta SkyClubs. The latest change that could be forthcoming is changes to…

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Delta Reduces Inflight Service on All Flights

Following Southwest Airlines: No Inflight Service on All Flights and American Airlines Reduces Inflight Service on All Flights, Delta is next to announce their latest inflight changes which went into place today March 25, 2020. Delta will be slashing all alcohol and soda onboard their flights, leaving only bottled water for all passengers onboard all flights…

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American Airlines Reduces Inflight Service on All Flights

Following Southwest Airlines: No Inflight Service on All Flights, American Airlines has announced they’ll reducing inflight service onboard all their flights effective Friday March 27, 2020. The airline will be making significant changes broken down by flights either under/over 2,200 miles for the changes. Per American Airlines, For all flights shorter than 2,200 miles (typically…

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Hilton Honors 2020 Status Extension for All Members

Hilton Honors has announced they’ll be extending 2020 Hilton Honors elite status for Silver, Gold, and Diamond members through March 31, 2022. Additionally, those who had status that was expiring this year, Hilton will be extending through March 31, 2021, so some great news for Hilton Honors members. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Southwest Airlines: No Inflight Service on All Flights

Southwest Airlines has announced they’ll be discontinuing service onboard all their flights effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This follows their earlier announcement last week on them removing service on flights under 250 miles. The airline is doing all it can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and they feel it’s safest for both their flight…

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Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Deal $.99 Entertainment For Kids!

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Deal $.99 Entertainment For Kids! Need some entertainment for your kids while we social-distance ourselves? Check out this deal from Amazon for FreeTime Unlimited for only $0.99 for a 3-months family plan.  Endless Fun for Kids. Peace of Mind for Parents. FreeTime Unlimited is an all-in-one subscription that gives kids access to…

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Delta Extending Upgrade Certificates, Companion Certificates and More

Delta announced some positive news for SkyMiles and Medallion members, as they’ll be extending regional and global upgrade certificates, companion certificates and more as a result of COVID-19. For anyone who had any of these that were set to expire prior to June 30, 2020, they’ll now be extended until December 31, 2020, and the…

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Hotel Review: Miami Beach EDITION

The Miami Beach EDITION is located near South Beach on 29th and Collins Ave. The property features 294 guest rooms including 28 oceanfront bungalows. It’s a Marriott Bonvoy category 8 property requiring 85,000 points for a standard free night redemption. As a Marriott Gold Bonvoy member, thanks to my status from my American Express Platinum Card, I…

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